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Spokane hiking guide

Creek running from the waterfall at Trail 121 located in the Palisades Park area.

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

Spokane may be a densely populated area, but a short drive in any direction from its booming downtown will land you in an outdoorsman’s paradise. There are 16 conservation areas in Spokane County, as well as a number of parks, recreation areas and trailheads around the edges of the Lilac City. These...

EWU vaulter Larry Still reaches new heights in the pole vault

Senior Larry Still has battled through adversity to become EWU's top pole vaulter. At the 47 Pueller Invitational he set the school record vault of 17-feet-6.5-inches.

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 13, 2019

EWU senior Larry Still is accustomed to reaching new heights. Still cleared 16-feet-5.5-inches in the pole vault on May 11 to win his fourth Big Sky Conference title. He won the BSC in the 2018 and 2016 indoor seasons, as well as the 2016 outdoor season. While the Richland, WA native has found...

Roos Field renovation proposal postponed until October

Athletic director Lynn Hickey and senior associate athletics director for external affairs Devon Thomas sit in front of the board of trustees on Friday. The BOT approved Hickey's decision to postpone the Roos Field renovation proposal until another meeting in October.

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

May 10, 2019

Eagle football fans eagerly looking forward to a renovation proposal for Roos Field will have to wait until the fall. At the board of trustees meeting today, the BOT approved EWU Athletic Director Lynn Hickey’s request to delay completion of the pre-design phase until October. “I know that ever...

Breaking down EWU’s athletic scholarships

The majority of EWU's student-athletes do not have full ride scholarships, including the entirety of the football team. Out of 335 athletes from 2017-2018, 242 were on some sort of scholarship aid, while 93 received no form of scholarship aid according to the athletic department's grant-in-aid breakdown.

By Michael Brock, Editor in Chief

May 8, 2019

It’s no secret that most NCAA athletes, including those at EWU, receive athletic scholarships to attend school and participate in their respective sport. However, the process and methodology in which this money is allocated isn’t as well known. In 2017-18, EWU had 335 total student-athletes;...

Bloomsday brings out EWU track and field members

Thousands make their way through downtown Spokane on Sunday as a part of the 43rd annual Bloomsday.

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 6, 2019

Bloomsday is one of the vanguards of Spokane’s culture. Over the past 43 years the 12 kilometer road run has become one of the largest in the world, with over 40,000 yearly participants. Many of those 40,000 include Spokane County  natives, and as long time runners, members of the EWU track t...

Undrafted players have that special chip, and Webster fits the bill

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Nsimba Webster catches one of his four touchdowns in the FCS semifinal game against Maine on Dec. 15. Webster signed with the Rams as an undrafted free agent on April 27.

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

May 1, 2019

Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The overtly hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Taking a look through the list of the NFL's best undrafted players reveals some s...

EWU women’s tennis falls in first round of conference tournament

Sophomore Zoey Nelson swings at the Big Sky Conference championships on April 25. EWU lost to Southern Utah in the first round of the tournament 4-3.

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Coming up short The women’s tennis team failed to capitalize on the most successful conference record in program history, losing 4-3 to Southern Utah in the Big Sky Championship quarterfinals on April 25, in Phoenix. EWU won the doubles point and earned singles victories from sophomore Rylee Br...

EWU concludes spring camp with annual Red-White game

Senior wide receiver Jayson Williams earned the Red-White game's MVP award after catching four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 28, 2019

Wind gusts as high as 28 mph took center stage in EWU’s annual Red-White game on Saturday, blowing kickoffs, extra points and passes awry. “The weather gods of Cheney know when it’s Saturday,” EWU head coach Aaron Best said after the game. The Red team was led by All-American senior center...

EWU Athletics’ summer camps connect future students with teams’ staff and players

EWU Athletics' summer camps connect future students with teams' staff and players

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 25, 2019

Youths spending their school vacation at a summer camp may experience all the same suburban cliches of open fires, rope swings over a green lake and close encounters with poison ivy. Camp season is right around the corner for EWU Athletics, with a totally different focus for its campers—sports. Five...

EWU women’s tennis enters Big Sky championships with all-time best conference record

Sophomore Zoey Nelson swings at practice on April 20. Nelson finished conference play with a 5-1 record in No. 3 singles and a 7-2 record in No. 2 doubles with partner freshman Louise Waite.

By Drew Lawson, Reporter

April 25, 2019

After a regular season that featured the best winning percentage in head coach Dustin Hinson’s seven seasons at EWU, and the best conference record in school history, the women’s tennis team is gearing up for the Big Sky Conference Championship on April 25-27 in Phoenix. EWU finished the season...

Opinion: Roos field is in need of a face-lift

Woodward Field was originally constructed in 1967 for $1.5 million and was renamed Roos Field in 2010 after former Eagle lineman Michael Roos. Roos funded half of the 2010 project to bring in the iconic red turf that makes EWU's football venue different than every other in the nation.

By Taylor Newquist, Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

        Taylor Newquist is the Sports Editor for The Easterner. The hyperbolic opinion expressed in this article is his own and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Easterner's editorial board.   Roos Field is an awkward hybrid of a football venu...

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